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Sea Otter Awareness Week?

by Kimberly A. Cook                        (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Can you believe it’s Sea Otter Awareness Week? I didn’t know about it until Wednesday, but it has been going on for a couple years. So in the interest of informing the public, zoos and aquariums had a #SeaOtterTweetOff  – talk about the quantity of cuteness.

In case you missed the posts, our own Eddie from the Oregon Zoo updated his basketball dunk video and went for the gold in the competition. But the Vancouver (B.C.) Aquarium also competed with rescued sea otter pup Hardy meeting 13-year-old Tanu for the first time. Adorable.

If you want to check out all the events before they end tomorrow, go to http://www.seaotterweek.org for all the info and to purchase the commemorative water bottle. Then we can all plan how we will celebrate next year.

I found out sea otters eat 25 percent of their weight every day. I’m a sea otter too!

Have a great, safe weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

 

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Happy Ferret Friday!

by Kimberly A. Cook             (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

With times like these that try everyone’s soul, there is only one thing to do; bring on the ferrets in packing peanuts! I’ve gone beyond bingeing on Hallmark movies and am now buying them on DVD for emergency backup.

So hug your furry friends. Have a safe weekend. Be kind to others and help out where you can. Happy Quirky Ferret Friday!

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Two Fast Girls Move Into The Oregon Zoo

by Kimberly A. Cook                             (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Here in Oregon we get a lot of new folks moving up from California, but these two San Diego gals are very quick. Mary Jane and Darlene are the new cheetah residents at the Oregon Zoo. They look fast standing still. Like the supermodels of the feline family. Go big kitties!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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A Pool, A Watermelon And An Elephant?

by Kimberly A. Cook          (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Summer is finally here and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than splashing in the pool. Unless you’re Sammy at the Oregon Zoo; not only do you dive in the pool, you get to eat watermelon – in the pool – underwater. Life is good for Sam!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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Ever Herded Chickens?

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Have not been able to get my act together the last week and a half for love or chocolate. I could blame it on the never ending winter weather or low sugar, but I just need to get organized. Some of the most energetic and brilliant creatures I’ve ever met are Border Collies. Maybe I need to hire one as an assistant!

But from this training film, it looks like Border Collie pups have to start at the bottom too; herding chickens. If you’re having that kind of week, remember even Border Collies start with chickens.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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Seen Huck The Roof Dog?

by Kimberly A. Cook                   (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Huckleberry knows what he’s doing. It’s the humans who are driving his mom and dad nuts. Seems this lively pooch figured out how to get on the roof as a young pup and he loves the height advantage. But every human who comes by thinks they don’t know about Huckleberry’s roof job.

His parents have posted a sign. So don’t knock, but do wave at Huckleberry! He’s a social media top dog now. #hucktheroofdog  Of course.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

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Water Safety Weekend Everybody, Even For River Otters

by Kimberly A. Cook                      (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

We might get two actual days of sun in a row this weekend, it’s a miracle! With all that hope and cabin-fever induced crazy going to happen, make sure you wear your SPF 50 sunscreen and practice water safety.

Our new youngster Tucker at the Oregon Zoo is getting taught to swim whether he wants to or not by his Mom. This reminds me of swimming lessons in grade school. Yikes! But he’ll be cruising around making waves in no time.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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